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TT HealthWatch - Friday, December 1, 2023

This week's topics include a personalized approach to dementia risk reduction, a look at devices to manage diabetes, orphan drug costs, and smoking cessation benefits.

0:38 Digital devices for diabetes
1:36 Can increase insulin with hyperglycemia
2:37 Relatively inexpensive in long term
3:29 Personalized risk reduction for dementia risk
4:32 Assess individual's risks and target those
5:31 Modest cognitive improvement
6:33 Long-term benefits of smoking cessation
7:35 About a 60% reduction
8:36 Cost of exempting orphan drugs from Medicare negotiations
9:39 Medicare spending on orphan drugs
10:35 Earn $21.9 billion
11:36 End

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